Choate Selected for Inn at Palmetto Bluff Expansion Project

Staff Report From Savannah CEO

Tuesday, May 12th, 2015

Choate Construction Company has been selected for the construction of the 150-key expansion to the highly acclaimed Inn at Palmetto Bluff, located in Bluffton, South Carolina and recently recognized as the #1 Resort in the U.S. by Condé Nast Traveler.

The expansion will consist of a 150-key, 154,000-SF luxury Montage resort; a 16,000-SF Central Services building; and support buildings.  Construction has begun with a 22-month overall duration.

The projects are a result of Crescent Communities’ (“Crescent”) continued commitment to the overall development and $100 million investment to expand the Inn at Palmetto Bluff resort.  Crescent has assembled an expert team to lead the expansion project including Montage Hotels & Resorts as the operator of the expanded Inn; The Athens Group as a development partner and hospitality industry leader known for its sustainable luxury resort developments; and a design team including world-renowned Hart Howerton, HKS Hill Glazier Studio, and Wilson Associates.

“Choate is thrilled to join the impressive team assembled for the expansion to the Inn at Palmetto Bluff and we are excited to provide excellent construction services to enhance the quintessential Lowcountry experience Palmetto Bluff offers,” says Millard Choate, President of Choate Construction Company.  “We endeavor to be good stewards of this significant investment, considerate neighbors of the existing community, and conscientious guardians of the exquisite landscape of the Bluff.”